Patrick Sapp | NFL Veteran and “ONE Clemson” Founding Member

Patrick Sapp | NFL Veteran and “ONE Clemson” Founding Member

By Richmond Weaver

Episode 102: Patrick Sapp | Former NFL & Clemson Football Player and “ONE Clemson” Founding Member

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Show Notes:

Rich Spotlight: Patrick Sapp Has always been intrigued by fashion that comes from his parents Owned a clothing store “Coast2Coast” in Jacksonville, FL but was too difficult to manage while living on the west coast playing in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers Grew up in Jacksonville, FL the youngest of six kids (3 boys/3 girls) Every day was competition in the Sapp household but filled with love Around a lot of devastation growing up in Jacksonville and his own sister was addicted to crack but she has been clean for 15-years now Had guys that didn’t allow him to do things that he shouldn’t do because they knew he had the athletic ability that could carry him out of the tough neighborhood Football was his first love because his brothers played and that’s just what you did The challenge today for getting kids outside to play in the neighborhood is because there aren’t as many kids playing today and the sense of community is gone Recruited for both basketball and football and his plan was to play both sports Clemson, Syracuse, FSU were the 3 main schools and Syracuse recruited him hard but the weather and distance were the biggest factors Made the decision himself to move from QB to LB his senior season and the Clemson coaches didn’t think he could make the move at first Drafted in the 2nd round of 1996 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and even knew on draft night that he would be more than just a football player Junior Seau was a mentor to him while in San Diego Eddie George was one of the toughest running backs in the NFL and Larry Allen was the hardest person to play against Words of Wisdom from Patrick Sapp: “Belief that you can do anything.” “God challenges us in life purposefully.”

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